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When testing RapMan it can be difficult to see the effect that different skeinforge settings make to a print. So here are some "standard" test files to help you


For a really quick test the standard minimugis useful (note this one prints on its side and needs to be flipped in a CAD program before use) . Or a similar file with the correct orientation can be downloaded here Media:Minimug.stl. The Minimug is of course the universally accepted "first print" for RepRap and RapMan builders... often used to toast your success using a suitably refreshing liquid!!!


Test Raft

The Test raft (G-Code file) used for setting up the RapMan (referred to in the Operations Manual ) can be downloaded from the BfB Website Download Page or direct from this link Media:TestRa.bfb

Test Part

To really test the performance a more complex testpart is available on the thingiverse website. Or here for direct download Media:Testpart.stl


Included in this test part

  • vertical holes for M3, M4, M8 screws
  • vertical hexagons suitable for M3, M4 M8 nuts
  • horizontal teardrops M3, M4 M8 and hexagons for suitable nuts
  • sharp edges with angles of 15, 30 and 45 deg
  • thin walls 0.5mm, 1,0mm, 1.5mm and 2mm horizontally and vertically
  • stair effect at sloped walls with angles of 15, 30, 45, 60 and 80 deg
  • round corners, radius 4mm to 16mm
  • gear teeth with 2mm wide teeth
  • in addition to this, you can also check perpendicularity and parallelism of your printed objects,

Thin Wall Tester

Printing thin walled objects such as containers is notoriously difficult. Too thin and it probably will not print and at certain sizes and settings skeinforge will print the outer surfaces without a fill between them.

This file allows you to print walls from 0.1mm to 2.0mm in 0.1mm steps (plus 2.5mm and 3mm)to check on the effects that different skeinforge settings have on the print.


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